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Broun and Republicans Pick up Liberals' Slack

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Broun and Republicans pick up Liberals' Slack

Broun: "We hear from the liberals that they are advocates for the poor and elderly. That's hogwash! Who's here fighting for the poor and elderly? Republicans!"

Congressman Paul C. Broun, M.D. today again took the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on the American Energy Act. As of today, nearly a third of the members in the entire House of Representatives have worked in the House while liberal Democrats continue their vacation.

"We hear from the liberals that they are advocates for the poor and elderly, proclaimed Broun. That's hogwash! Who's here fighting for the poor and elderly? Republicans!"

As the Republican protest passes the 24-day mark, there has been an especially loud outcry from impoverished Americans and those on fixed incomes who are unable to pay the rising costs of food, gasoline, and heating oil.

"Nancy Pelosi has claimed that she is trying to protect the planet, recalled Broun. How about protecting America? How about protecting poor people? According to one Democrat, their plan is ‘buy small cars and wait for the wind'. That is not an acceptable energy plan!"

Veterans and active military personnel have also joined the protest in a display that the majority of America understands the national security implications of remaining dependent on Middle Eastern oil.

Congressman Broun concluded his speech by encouraging those present to join the effort to make America Energy Independent by, "calling your neighbors, your friends, and anybody you know in this country, and get them to contact their Representatives in Congress by phone, letters, or email. The people of America need to hold their representatives' feet to the fire by demanding a vote on the American Energy Act."


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